Protests erupted in Iran in September 2022 after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in custody after being arrested by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly. Street fighting for their rights. now, time has recognized an Iranian woman as a hero of the year 2022.
“The movement they lead is educated, liberal, worldly, nurtured on higher expectations, and hungry for normalcy: college, travel abroad, decent jobs, the rule of law, the Apple Store. access to the public, a meaningful role in politics, the freedom to say what you want and wear what you want. time Columnist Azade Moabeni. They are completely different from those who came before them. Sometimes they feel more like his Generation Z across the border than Iranians. “
In her essay, Moaveni discusses how important these women’s actions are, not only in their own country, but in the world at large. She explains: In neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan, where violence against women is rampant, activists put up posters of the Iranian sisters. Feminists around the world, especially in Europe and Latin America, see the results in Iran as a harbinger of their own struggle. “
One of the protesters featured in the essay, cited as “Shima” (although she had to hide her real name to protect her safety), added: increase. More polite than any man in the world. “
Jessica Sibley CEO timeposted about the announcement on Twitter He congratulated the women and said, “Their call for change is resounding in cities around the world.” The honor announcement prompted celebrities and activists to praise the demonstrators. Lord of the rings: Ring of power actor Nazanin Boniadi in absolute reverence.Their power is unstoppable,” says political commentator Anna Diamond We thanked the publication for “amplifying the voices of brave #Iranian women and giving them the recognition they deserve.”
Acknowledgment of this heroism by time As well as a way to honor these brave people, in some ways it is also a signal of support for their cause. In fact, a 23-year-old protester was recently hanged. He is the first of 11 people already sentenced to death. With more than 18,000 protesters in custody by authorities, it is of utmost importance that the world recognizes the struggle of these young people. Being labeled as heroes rather than criminals is a way to amplify their silent voices and bring this human rights issue to the attention of the whole world.
time has recognized an Iranian woman as a hero of the year 2022.
“I am proud of myself and the women of my country who stand up for their rights braver than any man in the world,” said one of the protesters featured in an accompanying essay. I got
The announcement prompted celebrities and activists to praise the demonstrators.
— Jessica Sibley (@jsibo) December 8, 2022
— Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi) December 8, 2022
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